Leeds Rhinos unearth brilliant gem

Over the years, Leeds Rhinos have prided themselves on having one of the best youth systems in UK rugby league.

From the likes of Rob Burrow to Danny McGuire, from Kevin Sinfield to Jamie Jones-Buchanan, the Rhinos’ conveyor belt of youth was once non-stop.

In recent years that has somewhat dried up, but the recent crop of youngsters making their name at Headingley look to be going someway to getting that belt up and running again – and fast.

The likes of Morgan Gannon, Liam Tindall, Corey Johnson, Jack Sinfield and Max Simpson all have big futures ahead of them, whilst in the younger sides, one name continues to stand out.

That name is Neil Tchamambe – a fleet-footed winger that looks to be cruising rather than sprinting yet somehow ghosts pasts defenders as if they are not even there.

At the weekend, Tchamambe scored four tries against Wakefield Trinity in an under-18s match as the Rhinos beat their West Yorkshire rivals, 36-22.

His turn of speed is remarkable at such a young age whilst his presence of mind and support play seems to belie his youthful age.

Tchamambe is certainly one for the future and looks to be a real gem hidden amongst the youngsters at Headingley.

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